Little Mix, a four-piece girl band became the first group to win the UK's version of the reality show "X Factor" in front of a TV audience of 12.9 million and a live crowd of ten-thousand.
The four girls, all under 20, beat finalist Liverpudlian hairdresser Marcus Collins (23) and semi-finalist Amelia Lily (17) to the top prize on Saturday Dec. 10, after judge Louis Walsh decreed that "four little pop princesses have been born."
The quartet will sign with Simon Cowell's label Syco.
The band - Jade Thirlwall, 18, Jesy Nelson, 20, Perrie Edwards, 18 and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 19, had never met before entering the competition. They aced the show, held at London's Wembley Arena, after both acts performed a version of Damien Rice's song "Cannonball" alongside guest performances by Irish band Westlife and multi-platinum group Coldplay.
Little Mix were mentored by N Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos, who controversially replaced former judge Cheryl Cole.
Their first single, "Cannonball," was released digitally over the weekend and was No. 1 on the U.K.'s midweek single charts, according to Music Week.